So here is a rundown of what a perfect relationship with your wedding photographer (aka….ME) looks like.
Your best friend got married last year and recommended you to check my website out as she was absolutely delighted about how her day went
You found my website, loved my photos and now you need to check if I am still available for your big day, so you fill out my contact form and send it over to me
I have a little happy dance for being recommended by your friends wedding (which by the way was the most amazing wedding of the year) I then send you my wedding brochure over and if you still like me and what you see, we are a MATCH! YAY!
To ensure me keeping your day booked for you and making our deal solid, you will receive my wedding contract with all the details and the boring stuff like prices, cancellations and our rights and obligation. So boring, I know, but it has to be done to protect both you and me.
Now we are almost BFF, so we should really meet and get to know each other. This is usually when we do your couple shoot, so you get more than just a coffee out of this 🙂 If you should decide against having one, we will still get coffee!
A week before the big day I will check in with you to make sure we are still on the same page, that your venue has not cancelled and that the world’s end has not yet arrived and everything else looks rosy and good. Apart from your stress levels, which will keeping you up all night and wanting to bite your nails. Fear not! Everything will be amazing (even if not everything always goes according to plan).
Your big day is here. I will be there on time and leave when agreed, the rest is really up to you 🙂
My aim is to provide you with your photos around 4 weeks after your wedding. Although at busy high peak times, this might take a bit longer, but I would have let you know before booking if this was the case.
You love your photos and want to add some extra products and I will happily oblige.
Next time we see us again will hopefully be at your best friends wedding who will probably get engaged just after your wedding day and you will have obviously recommended me to her so guess who she booked for her wedding….your BFF photographer.
I hope this makes the process of hiring and enjoying me, your day and your wedding memories a lot easier and more understandable.
If you have skipped through the post above and just wanted the bulletpointed version, you’ll find my FAQ for at the bottom of the page 🙂
- no catch, no complications
+6 Hours includes an engagement shoot
+8 Hours includes an engagement shoot, a second shooter and a beautiful keepsake box
If you still have some questions, let’s see if those FAQs below help…if not….you know….shout out!
What's my Style?
I find this a very hard question to answer. If you would give me two models and a blank canvas….I’d say….airy, light, bright, honest.
However….you put so much effort into creating your day. You have built your personality throughout your whole life….so I guess that the end result of the photos will be a blend of who you are and how I see you. (Have a look through my Gallery though, so you can get a glimps of what a wedding with me looks like )
Photojournalism or Traditional?
For me personally, this goes hand in hand.
Let me explain a little bit. I will be a fly on the wall when important things happen, ceremony, first kiss, first looks? First dance…… I don’t want to interrupt those special moments. This means that you get the real deal, there may be crazy wind hair, there might be uncle bobs crying face in the background, flowergirls picking their nose…. this is real and those are emotions and situations you want to remember as and how they happened.
I do however become more of an movie director and my regular bossy self when we get to the “formal” portraits and group shots. Not that they need to be formal, they are just planned better and increase the chance of getting a nice picture for a wall that will last forever. So I would take that time to stop aunty Jean from staring at that squirrel running by, I would stop the bridesmaid from flirting with the best man for a moment to all look into my camera and get that ONE shot we all want.
When it comes to your Portraits, it’s where I really use my experience as a portrait photographer and will help you coach and guide you into poses that feel comfortable and look natural.
After that….anything can happen and I’d happily snap along.
So long story short….you get both 🙂
Where am I based and how far can I travel?
I am based in Edinburgh and I travel wherever you want me to go to 🙂 Simples!
I’d much rather talk about travel cost on an individual basis as I don’t think that there is one lid fitting all pots. But basically, if the wedding is close enough, I happily come over with no extra cost. If the Wedding is further than 3 hours traveling and you want me to be there 7 am sharp…..then I’d need a night somewhere with a bed close to where you need me to be on your day. And yes, you’d have to pay for that. But let’s have a chat about it.
I’d love to shoot a wedding at the Maldives as I think I left my heart there and need to get it back, so all you elopers to the Maldives….wink wink….shoot me a mail!
Do we get the raw files?
Short answer is no.
I will keep all raw files, or as well called digital negatives. You will receive your photos in high resolution and can order prints directly through the online gallery if you wish to.
My standards are very high, therefore I am culling all outtakes out and make sure I enhance all photos to make them the best possible they can be.
Don’t worry about not getting all the photos you can. If it passes my QA….it’s in the deal.
Who keeps the Copyright
I do. That means I am the creator and I am the owner of the Photos, just like a painter will always be the painter of their drawings. That said, within our wedding photography contract I clearly grant you the usage rights for personal use of all your photos which means you can print them and share away on Social media 🙂 It also means that if somebody contacts you to be able to use one of the photos for commercial reasons, you will just refer them to me.
How many photos will I receive?
That’s a hard one to answer. It depends on what we agreed on in terms of coverage.
It really depends on how much time I spend with you.
Still not good enough of an answer?
Let’s talk really mathematical numberical (I know it’s not a word, still looks good) averages. You will get exactly between 1 and 102,3598745621598 photos 🙂
My Wedding is going to be intimate and tiny, what can you offer me?
Every Wedding is different. No Wedding is too small nor too big. I absolutely adore small intimate weddings and elopements, so I already really think we would be a fantastic match.
With my pricing style at an hourly rate, you will be the one deciding what coverage you are looking for. You have the power!
You can book me for as little as 2 hours for your big day.
When will I see the Photos?
Within four weeks. That’s the goal. It all depends on when you book your wedding and how busy I will be during this time of year. Once you enquire for a date I should be able to tell you if there is any reason to worry that it might take a little bit longer. I always do my best to deliver the photos as soon as I can.
Why you Jasmin?
Short answer….don’t know.
Let’s be honest. Not everybody will get along, so it might as well be that I am not the ideal photographer for you.
Sad but true……(oh good old Metallica days…)
You have now seen a digital version of me, my style, my character and who I am. I guess you like me, otherwise you would have probably moved on to the next photographer’s website. So the natural next thing to do is to meet. If you are in Edinburgh, I know of loads of nice places to meet. If you are somewhere else, I do Skype 🙂 So let’s meet. And then it will hopefully be easy for you to answer this question.
And if you do, then tell me so I can go ahead and change the answer here too 🙂
What's a couple shoot and why should I have one?
Some people call them engagement shoots, or even worse…e-shoots.
I don’t care if you are engaged or not. You will get married, so you are in love. What more reasons do you need for couple shoot? Plus they make great gifts for mum and grandma…just saying 🙂
Meeting for a session helps us to get to know each other. It helps you feel more at ease in front of my camera and it helps me to get to know you better and be able to understand how you move, laugh and love 🙂
A couple shoot can be held as early or as close to your wedding as you want.
And if you are that magic couple planning on hiring me for your wedding at the Maldives, we could do a shoot the day before the wedding, how cool, right?…..BOOK ME 🙂
What if the photos I have seen don't really look like what I am expecting to receive?
Hmm….I guess we are not a good match then. And as sad as this might be, I think you should continue looking for a professional photographer that takes pictures you absolutely fall in love with. Somebody you think you can connect with and who’s website really speaks to you.
No hard feelings, and good luck, congratulations…and have a blast on your wedding day!
What if we want a Civil Partnership, Humanist ceremony, Gay marriage or a church ceremony...?
I would say Congratulations! Next Question?
Two people in love don’t get stamped in any other category than “wonderful” so no difference for me.
Can our guest get prints?
Your wedding gallery will be yours to share with whomever you want and it’s super easy for friends and family to order prints through there. Best thing about it? You don’t even have to lift a finger 🙂